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North Korea appears to have closed off a test tunnel in an indication that a nuclear explosion could be imminent, a South Korean source says.
The Air Force is simplifying the way it grades nuclear-missile officers on their monthly exams, the service's top-ranking officer said on Wednesday.
NATO has begun initial deliberations for upgrading the alliance's surveillance-aircraft fleet, with an eye toward improving its missile-defense capabilities.
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April 23, 2014 | Toxic Industrial Chemicals , Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Use
Syria's opposition accused the country's regime of dropping chlorine-loaded barrel bombs on two towns this week, NBC News reports.
April 23, 2014 | Diane Barnes | Bombers
Congressional investigators said the Defense Department was right to skip a competitive process for planned updates to B-2 strategic bombers.
April 23, 2014 | Philip Bump | Terrorism
Four Muslim men are accusing the FBI of using the "no fly" list as a threat in order to coerce them into cooperating with terror investigations.
April 23, 2014 | Terrorism
France is moving to stop its residents from traveling to Syria to join militant opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime, the Wall Street Journal reports.
A February radiation leak will force tighter precautions at a nuclear-waste burial ground in New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
April 23, 2014 | Nuclear Smuggling and Materials Trafficking
A Kazakhstani court has sentenced members of a nuclear-smuggling ring to multiyear prison terms for their roles in an attempted sale of cesium.
Russian officials are grousing at how long Washington is taking to certify a new spy plane for arms-control verification flights in the United States.
April 23, 2014 | Testing, Nuclear
New satellite images suggest North Korea would not be ready to conduct a nuclear test before U.S. President Obama leaves the region this week.
Quote of the Day
Bob McQuinn, whose company manages a U.S. underground nuclear-waste dump, on plans to strengthen work procedures with an eye toward preventing future radiation releases.
We weren't as good at formality of operations as we need to be.